Essay by Hurley ’20 Reflects on Social Distancing in Concord Monitor

In the weeks after leaving campus due to the coronavirus, Meghan Hurley ’20 wrote an essay titled “Physical, social or emotional distancing?” for the Concord Monitor. “In our small Colby community, we had our own shared experiences. Physical closeness was such a habitual part of that. While we don’t need to be together to know what each other is...

Boston Globe Holds Q&A with Jefferson ’20

The Boston Globe ran a Q&A with senior basketball guard Sam Jefferson ’20 in their “College Angle” series. Jefferson, who averaged 18.7 points per game this year and earned first-team all-NESCAC honors, talks about his academics at Colby, scoring 1,000 college points, and the possibility of going pro. “Right now I expect it to be just a...

Mules Among Nation’s Best in NCAA Ski Racing Championships

Five of Colby’s own began the prestigious challenge of the NCAA ski racing championships today. Erin Bianco ’21 and Marin Coletta ’21 represent Colby Nordic while Colbey Derwin ’21, Sandy Schoepke ’20, and Rosie Hust ’21 race for Colby alpine. The group had been training in Bozeman, Mont., this week in preparation for the races...

Leskiw ’21 Writes and Illustrates Article About Abalone in Earth Island Journal

Dominick Leskiw ’21, an English and environmental studies double major, wrote and illustrated an article titled “Holding Fast, or Failing?” that was printed in Earth Island Journal about his experiences on a “600-mile road trip up the California coast from La Jolla to just north of Bolinas, tracking down abalone devotees from all walks of...

Allbritton’s Salamanca Jan Plan Course Featured Omprakash Blog

Colby’s 2020 Jan Plan in Salamanca was led by Dean Allbritton, associate professor of Spanish, and the experience was documented as a featured blog by Omprakash, an organization that provides a model, called EdGE, for ethical and educational global engagement. The blog post, “Language, Power, and Identity in Spain: Reflections from Colby College Students,” translated Colby students’...

Wren ’20 Testimony to Legislature About Honors Work Noted in Sun Journal

Caroline Wren ’20, an environmental policy major and cinema studies minor, is quoted in a Lewiston Sun Journal article following her testimony at a recent Maine Legislature public hearing on a bill to help low-income Mainers test for arsenic in their well water. For her honors thesis with Gail Carlson, assistant professor of environmental studies, Wren interviewed...

First O’Hanian-Szostak Fellows for Civic Leadership Begin Work in the Community

In November, a gift from Trustee Emerita Anne O’Hanian-Szostak ’72 and Michael J. Szostak ’72 created Colby’s first fund specifically for select students with a significant commitment to civic responsibility. This month, those inaugural fellows began work on projects ranging from documenting the stories of Waterville residents to bringing bereavement support to Waterville schools. These...

Morning Sentinel Runs Larson ’20 Letter on Maine Climate Council

Melody Larson ’20, an environmental policy major, attended the Maine Climate Council Jan. 29 and wrote a letter to the Morning Sentinel about her experience. In “Maine doing right for climate,” Larson recounts what she learned attending the Maine Climate Council and participating in Maine Youth Voices Day. “As a Mainer and Colby College student, it was a...

Maine Huts and Trails is New Client for Colby Student Consultants

Colby’s student consulting team has taken on the task of helping a local nonprofit, Maine Huts and Trails. The project follows last year’s successful consulting project in which students, together with Lisa Noble, director of employer engagement and entrepreneurship and DavisConnects advisor for consulting, conducted extensive market research for Skowhegan-based Gifford’s Famous Ice Cream.  Next...

Climate Visas Could Be Part of Immigration Process, Students Say

Two first-year students, Andrew Ordentlich ’22 and Alex Ozols ’22, were awarded first place for their proposal to introduce climate visas to the United States at the inaugural Goldfarb Center Freedom of Expression Symposium. “We chose to focus on climate visas because we feel like it’s a very important aspect of immigration, throughout the world...

Student Achievement Recognized at Colby Awards Ceremony

Only one student award is traditionally noted at Colby’s commencement ceremony—the Condon Medal. The coveted honor for engaged citizenship, chosen by the senior class, this year goes to a deeply involved senior whose four years at Colby have been marked by her passion for activism and civic engagement as well as her academic excellence. Adrienne...

Geology Students to Present Research at GSA Meeting

Six geology students will present their research at the Geological Society of America’s Annual Meeting Oct. 22-25 in Seattle. The following students undertook their research at Colby and elsewhere through summer Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU) programs. Alyson Churchill ’18, who participated in a summer REU program at Oregon State University, with a poster titled “Discharge...

Nyhus and Students Author Article in China Policy Institute: Analysis

Philip Nyhus, associate professor of environmental studies and program director, Yue (Anna) Yu ’19, and Jiaqi (Carmen) Wu ’19 coauthored “Of Stripes and Spots: Can a Growing Dragon Save a Tiger?” in the June 27 China Policy Institute: Analysis, the online journal of the China Policy Institute. The article looks at China’s conservation challenges, especially as they...

Catherine Carey ’17 Receives Research Fellowship from Dartmouth

Catherine Carey ’17 was recently awarded the Mazilu Engineering Research Fellowship from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth. Carey, from Seattle, Wash., is majoring in environmental science at Colby and spent her junior year at Dartmouth as part of Colby’s engineering dual-degree program. The fellowship will cover Carey’s research costs this summer and during the...

Newspapers Cover Student March on Campus Against Hate

The Portland Press Herald and the Morning Sentinel ran a story and photos about a student-led march on campus against hate and Trump’s immigration policy. More than 300 students marched across Miller Quad in solidarity and “called on people to stand up and take action against injustice, bigotry, hate and violence,” the Herald reported Dec. 1. “In being here today, we affirm...

Lester ’18 in Boston Globe About Grandfather’s Photo of Castro

A photo of Fidel Castro taken in 1959 by the grandfather of Jake Lester ’18 was the focus of a Nov. 28 Boston Globe article. The Lester family gathered to recall the events surrounding the photo—taken when Castro’s train stopped at their Westwood, Mass., station—at a time when Jake Lester, who developed a sense of adventure through...

Murtha ’17 Writes Bangor Daily News Op-ed on Keeping Maine Babies Alive

Celeste Murtha ’17 cowrote an op-ed, “Here’s a way Maine can keep more babies alive,” about Maine’s high infant mortality rate. Murtha, a biology major from Natick, Mass., has been an intern at the Edmund N. Ervin Pediatric Center at MaineGeneral Medical Center studying sudden unexpected infant death syndrome (SUIDS). She advocates offering a baby...

President Greene to New Students: Take Intellectual Risks

Slideshow: Orientation 2014 Following a week of orientation activities that included First Class (sessions with professors to set the tone for academic dialogue), Colby Outdoor Orientation Trips (from canoeing to theater improv), and community service, President David A. Greene addressed assembled first-year students at Colby’s 197th First-Year Convocation in Lorimer Chapel Sept. 2. “It’s time...
Chris Krasniak ’16

INBRE Research Grant Ensures Biomedical Collaboration

Thanks in part to a new five-year, $18.4-million grant that funds collaboration between the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory (MDIBL) and 13 Maine institutions, a multifaceted relationship between Colby and the lab will continue into the foreseeable future. The grant, from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, one of the National Institutes of Health,...

At Baccalaureate, Adams Empathizes with Graduating Seniors

Delivering his 14th and final Colby baccalaureate address Saturday, May 24, President William D. Adams found common ground with members of Colby’s Class of 2014, who were poised to graduate the following day. “Like you,” he said, “I am getting evicted from my house tomorrow.” Adams, President Barack Obama’s nominee to chair the National Endowment...